Caroline Wozniacki announces she will retire after Australian Open
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has announced that she will retire following the Australian Open in January.
The 29-year-old is now ranked 37th in the world and competed in October in the China Open.
Wozniacki, that enrolled in Harvard Business School in September, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018.
On the other hand, the Dane says her retirement has”nothing to do with my health and this is not a goodbye”.
In a very long post on Instagram, the 2018 Australian Open champion says she intends to focus her life on to start a family together along with her New York Knicks player spouse David Lee.
Wozniacki’s career includes 30 WTA singles titles, rival in three Olympics and attaining world number one in 2010, a WTA Finals victory.
“I’ve always told me, when the time comes, that there are matters away from tennis I need to do more, then it is time to be carried out. Recently, I have realised there is a good deal more in life that I’d love to reach off the court,” she wrote.
“I have played since I was 15 years old and in that time I’ve undergone an remarkable first chapter of my own life… [and] I have accomplished everything that I could ever dream about the court.”
“Getting married to David was one of those aims and beginning a family with him while continuing to traveling the entire planet and helping raise consciousness concerning rheumatoid arthritis are passions of mine moving forward.”
Signing off her announcement, Wozniacki explained:”I need to thank with all my heart, the fans, my friends, my patrons, my group, especially my father as my coach, my husband, along with my family for decades of service… with of you I might haven’t have done so.”